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Glossop Partington Players Partington Theatre One-Act Play Festival

Glossop-based Partington Players Theatre group has just enjoyed its best ever one-act play festival with 15 entries from as far away as Warwick.

The annual one-act play festival takes place at the end of the Players theatre season at the beginning of July and always attracts a wide variety of entries from amateur groups from far and wide.

Armistice Theatre came all the way from Warwick and took the prize for the best play with 'Pals', a moving piece set in the trenches of the First World War and written by Armistice member Mike Tildesley.

Groups taking part over the years have included adults and juniors, established drama societies and new groups.

Entries for the festival include everything from new theatrical writing to pieces from Shakespeare.

Looking ahead to the Partington Players 2018/19 season, the first play will be Pastimes, a comedy set at the seaside.

Sam and Bill, two middle-aged brothers running a busy seaside cafe, find their cosy domestic life gradually turned upside down by the arrival of cheeky young Linda.

This play will run from Monday to Saturday October 8 to 13 and tickets can be booked from the end of August. See the website for details.

The awards from the one-act play festival are:

Best Supporting Youth Actress: Anna Ellison for Crystal in ‘It Sucks Being a Papergirl’ by Guide Bridge Theatre.

Best Supporting Youth Actor: Oli Smith for Mr Pratt in ‘What A Turn Up’ by Partington Youth.

Best Youth Actress: Amelia Quirk for Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth in 17½ Minutes’ by Glossopdale School.

Best Youth Actor: Luke Holland for Bernard in ‘Sour Grapes and Ashes’ by Altrincham Creative Theatre.

Best Youth Play: ‘Macbeth’ by Altrincham Creative Theatre School.

Best Supporting Actress: Carol Spencer for Miranda Jarvis in ‘Forget It – It’s History’ by Anonymous Three.

Best Supporting Actor: Dan Blizzard for George in ‘Pals’ by Armistice Theatre.

Best Actress: Rachael Hope for Her in ‘Mirror Image’ by Dronfield Players.

Best Actor: Paul Black for Eric Williams in ‘Red Tape’ by Dronfield Players.

Best Play: ‘Pals’ by Armistice Theatre, Warwick.